What Causes Wrinkles?

Explore the causes of wrinkles and how you can address them. Schedule an appointment here in Whittier, California.

No one likes to talk about wrinkles, but it’s a subject that feels important to cover. The appearance of fine lines could initially seem like not that big of a deal. However, over time these lines can get substantially deeper and seemingly take over our appearance. The question is, why do these lines form in the first place, and what can be done about them?

Here at Vita Aesthetics & Wellness, we offer various services for combating wrinkles, including our popular neuromodulator formulas. If you’ve developed wrinkles and keep wondering how they came about, we’re here to help you explore that. For a wrinkle-reducing solution, get in touch with our team here in Whittier, California, today. 

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Cause 1: Wrinkles and The Natural Aging Process

The natural aging process is the primary culprit behind wrinkles. As we age, our skin undergoes several changes. The production of collagen and elastin, proteins responsible for skin’s firmness and elasticity, gradually decreases. Additionally, the skin’s ability to retain moisture diminishes, leading to drier and thinner skin. These intrinsic factors, coupled with the effects of gravity, result in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines over time.

Cause 2: Sun Exposure and UV Damage Makes Wrinkles Worse

While the sun’s rays can benefit us, too much of a good thing isn’t great. overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays is a major contributor to premature aging and wrinkle formation. UV radiation damages collagen fibers and breaks down elastin, leading to the loss of skin elasticity. 

This process, known as photoaging, accelerates the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays by wearing sunscreen, seeking shade, and wearing protective clothing can significantly reduce the risk of sun-induced wrinkles.

Cause 3: Your Lifestyle Choices and Habits Matter

So far we’ve only covered factors outside of your control, but could your lifestyle choices cause you to look older too? In fact, yes. Certain lifestyle choices and habits can hasten the development of wrinkles. Smoking is a good example of this, as it exposes your skin to harmful chemicals and free radicals that accelerate aging and diminish collagen production. 

Poor nutrition, including a diet lacking in fruits and vegetables, can deprive your skin of the essential nutrients and antioxidants needed for maintaining healthy skin. Chronic stress, inadequate sleep, and excessive alcohol consumption can also contribute to the formation of wrinkles by promoting inflammation and impairing the body’s natural repair mechanisms.

Cause 4: Facial Expressions and Repeated Movements Exacerbate Wrinkles

Frequent facial movements can also play a role in how quickly we age. Being very expressive can cause our faces to develop dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Over time, these movements create creases in the skin that become more pronounced with age. Smiling, squinting, and furrowing the brow can contribute to the formation of these wrinkles. 

While avoiding facial expressions altogether is impossible, maintaining a relaxed and mindful approach to facial movements and incorporating facial exercises can help minimize their impact on wrinkle formation.

Schedule Treatments for Wrinkles and Fine Lines

If you’ve noticed the appearance of wrinkles on your face and are ready to do something about them, don’t wait – connect with our team here at Vita Aesthetics & Wellness today!

We are a sister company to Montes Medical Group, which has provided compassionate quality care to Whittier and surrounding communities, such as East Los Angeles and Inglewood, for over 30 years. To reach our office, simply fill out and submit our request form below or call us at (562) 205-4500.

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